In honor of Black History Month, we turned to SundanceNow Doc Club find out the must-see documentaries about the African-American struggle for equal rights. From profiles of Harry Belafonte, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Shirley Chisholm to powerful stories about modern day segregation, these selections are essential viewing no matter what month it is.
Movies are meant to entertain, sure, but oftentimes there are crucial lessons we can learn from them, too–especially when it comes to dating dos and don’ts. In fact, here are 10 dating mistakes you definitely should not make, as taught in some of the best romances and romantic comedies of all time.
From provocative to profoundly uncomfortable, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has made waves with it’s multitude of controversial sex scenes. Read on for a second compilation of intense sex scenes from this year’s films–the same warning stands: spoilers and disturbing content ahead.
Hilarious, trippy, sometimes downright crazy, the stoner movie is a comedy institution. Unlike some sub-genres (spoofs, rom-coms, buddy movies), stoner flicks don’t always have much in common in the way of plot or characters. What does unite these cinematic misfits? Drug of choice, of course! Navigate the haze with our round-up of the top 10 movies about smoking up.
During January, movie fans would be forgiven for thinking of the Sundance Film Festival as the only game in town. It comes at a perfect time: right in the midst of January’s new-release doldrums, just as everyone catches up on all of the awards movies from the previous year, and well before the annual Cannes hoopla. But as many of the year’s high-profile releases first play at Sundance, there are other film festivals that launch important, weird, and/or fascinating movies that might not otherwise get so much attention.
The Fly, Naked Lunch and Videodrome should all be on your must-see list.
Independent Spirit Award-winning performances from Jeff Bridges (American Heart), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), and Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape).
Please note: This list is not for the squeamish, the prudish or the politically correct. Spoiler alert! You’ve been warned.
Found a severed horse’s head at the foot of your bed lately? If so, you probably don’t see anything funny about the Mafia, but the rest of us have been enjoying laughs at the mob’s expense since forever. Now might be a good time to cook up some spaghetti, pour a glass of red wine and catch up on some of these killer comedies.
From crime capers to modern (and classic) romances, there’s something about the way the Brits make movies that make us perfectly happy to brew a cup of tea and browse real estate listings in London. Here are 10 of our favorites… 1. 28 Days Later Well before The Walking Dead revitalized the festering corpse of…
The problem with romantic comedies is that so many of them look the same: Lonelygirl looking for love has a “meet-cute” with the potential man of her dreams (even if she doesn’t know it yet), wacky hijinks ensue, they realize they’re meant for each other, roll credits. Perhaps that’s why so many women are fans of the following “guy movies,” which not only subvert the standard “chick flick” cliches, but also offer some genuine insight into what makes men tick.
Mobsters: They’re often deadly–and usually deadly handsome to boot. In fact, if mob movies have taught us anything, it’s that the only thing that matters more to a gangster than killing is killer clothing. So we’ve rounded up our picks for the 10 best-dressed dons in cinema. Here are the Mafia members we love for the way they combine crime and style.
A key element of the prison drama is the journey of one man from solitude to the moment he reaches out, finding some connection with another person, or the world. But as the list below shows, that contact can come in any form. Here are 10 people you’d actually want to run into behind bars.
These talented women aren’t waiting around for directing gigs or plum acting roles, they’re writing their own.
Everyone’s favorite “21 Jump Street” star made the leap to the big screen with everyone’s favorite ’80s slasher flick “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” But what’s the best Johnny Depp movie? That, dear readers, we leave you to decide.
As the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday, distributors gobbled up five films before the fest’s first screening, while founder Robert Redford’s opening talk with press highlighted diversity among this year’s talent and emerging new forms for filmmaking.
You may not be hitting Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but pretending just got a whole lot easier! Get a taste of Sundance from the comfort of your couch—check out these seven festival hits from years past, all airing on SundanceTV during January.
SundanceTV’s BABYLON may shine a brighter light than ever on the high-pressure office politics of the televised cop shop, but on-the-job insanity is a proud tradition in the world of movies. Here are ten of the wildest workplaces in the movies, where cubicles become foxholes and it’s never business as usual for long.
Sure, a cell phone might have helped out Romeo and Juliet, and maybe Looking for Mr. Goodbar would have fared better on Tinder, but technology often makes a mess of relationships in the movies. Coming up against new forms of communication, surveillance and artificial intelligence, hearts and souls are fair game when computers get smarter. Here are 10 times technology sabotaged a relationship.
Sundance may not be known for popcorn movies like “The Avengers,” but it has a breathtaking record when it comes to smart, subtle, thoughtful and thought-provoking fiction and documentary films that regularly rake in Academy Award nominations and wins for writing, acting, directing and more.
Getting sick is inconvenient at best, and downright terrifying at the worst. Now multiply your average “worst case scenario” by a thousand and you have the viral outbreak thrillers below, which feature grave acts of bioterrorism and lethal monkey bites that leave nothing but destruction in their wake. Some advice: keep some hand sanitizer on hand for this list.
Park City has proved to be a launching pad for indie movies. “Precious,” “Winter’s Bone” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (to name a few) all debuted at the festival and wound up racking up Oscar nominations. And on the heels of today’s Academy announcements, it turns out that this year’s crop of nominees is no different.
Trying to figure out which movie from genius filmmaker Danny Boyle to watch next? Well, fear not, because SundanceTV cinephiles voted on which Boyle film was their favorite and the winner is…
Former Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia and warrior stud in “Conan the Barbarian,” Arnold Schwarzenegger was arguably THE mainstream action hero of the 1980s and 1990s.
Veteran Sundance Film Fest photographer Henny Garfunkel discusses the evolution of the festival, famous friends and the trick to taking great portraits.